Our History

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YearMonthEvent
2012DecemberHelios opens a cinema in Bydgoszcz
2012NovemberHelios opens cinemas in Szczecin, in Rzeszow and in Belchatow
2012OctoberRadio TOK FM currently broadcasts in 17 Polish cities. New localizations: Elblag, Kielce, Radom, Plock, Torun, Lublin and Gorzow Wielkopolski
2012SeptemberHelios opens a cinema in Kedzierzyn-Kozle
2012SeptemberHelios calls into being a distribution company Next Film
2012SeptemberAgora S.A. is a co-founder of the company Online Technologies HR
2012JuneHelios opens a cinema in Tczew
2012MayLaunch of Publio.pl - internet bookstore with e-books and audiobooks
2012MarchHelios opens a cinema in Grudziadz
2011DecemberAgora S.A. became a minority shareholder in the company Goldenline Sp. z o.o., the owner of the social portal Goldenline.pl
2011NovemberAgora S.A. became a majority shareholder in the company "Sport4People", the owner of the community portal dedicated to soccer - Futbolowo.pl
2010AugustWe enter cinema business segment executing the final agreement to purchase a majority stake In Helios
2010MarchWe sign a preliminary agreement to buy 84% of shares of Helios S.A.
2009Launch of multimedia studio
2009May20th anniversary of Agora and "Gazeta Wyborcza"; Tadeusz Mazowiecki granted a title of a "Man of two decades" granted by "Gazeta Wyborcza"
2007OctoberLaunch of Internet radio platform Tuba.Fm
2007AprilPoland and Ukraine announced to be hosts of EURO 2012
2004OctoberAgora and Agora - Holding Sp. z.o.o fund the Agora Foundation
2004JuneThe first publication by Special Project division in the Gazeta Wyborcza Library (40 - volume collection of 20th century literature)
2004May 1stPoland enters European Union
2004MarchWe launch shopping magazine "Avanti" and enter the segment of shopping magazines
2003DecemberThe second general employee share purchase program
2002December 27th"Gazeta" reveals Rywin affair
2002SeptemberWe invest in outdoor advertising market (purchase of AMS)
2002AugustOur printing plants gain membership in International Newspaper Color Quality Club
2002AprilWe start publishing color magazines (we purchase 12 magazines)
2002MarchNew headquarters of the company opened
2001OctoberWe launch a free newspaper ("Metro")
2001JuneAgora introduces set rules for the Management Board regarding purchase and sale sof Agora's shares and rules of conduct for its employees
2001AprilNew painting plant in Pila is opened
2001JanuaryWe launch Gazeta.pl portal; e-edition of Gazeta Wyborcza is available at wyborcza.pl
2000JulyEmployees of Agora sell to institutional investors shares worth PLN 181.5 million (ca. USD 42 million) in block trades arranged by Schroder Salomon Smith Barney.
2000JuneNew painting plant in Bialoleka
1999MayFirst edition of the award granted by Gazeta Wyborcza "A man of the Year" goes to Vaclav Havel
1999March/AprilAgora's shares listed on Warsaw and London Stock Exchanges
1999MarchPoland enters NATO
1999January/FebruaryFirst share offer addressed to Agora's employees
1998SeptemberNew painting plant in Tychy
1998AprilAgora becomes joint stock company
1997OctoberAgora with Nicom Consulting funds literary award NIKE
1997SeptemberAWS wins elections
1997AprilPoland has new constitution
1996JuneWe buy our first share in a radio station
1995MayGazeta in color and new layout
1995MarchWe launch an online version of "Gazeta"
1995JanuaryNew Polish currency on the market
1994JulyWe start our first printing plant in Warsaw
1994MayFirst edition of the social camping "Humane birth"
1993We have 18 regional editorial offices
1993AugustAmerican concern Cox becomes a strategic investor in Agora
1991AprilStart of the Warsaw Stock Exchange
1990SeptemberLech Walesa is elected the President of Poland
1989DecemberWe open our fist advertising office
1989AugustFirst advertisement in "Gazeta"
1989June 4thFirst democratic parliamentary elections/Tadeusz Mazowiecki elected a Prime Minister
1989MayWe started in nursery - there was the first editorial office
1989May 8thFirst edition of "Gazeta Wyborcza" is published (initial circulation of 150 thousand copies)
1989February - AprilRound Table Talks